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Bone Density Scan

Bone Density

What is bone density (DEXA)?

Bone density scanning, also called bone densitometry or DEXA (short for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) is a noninvasive, painless imaging procedure used to measure bone mineral density.

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What is a bone density scan (DEXA) used for?

Bone density scans are used to help physicians diagnose osteoporosis and to track the effects of treatment for osteoporosis or other conditions that cause bone loss.

What does DEXA scanner look like?

Above you will see a picture of our DEXA scanner. The patient lays on the open table while the scanner captures image of the spine, hips and/or wrist to determine bone mass.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=dexa

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